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The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Employment Law Newsflash: I-9 Compliance is More Critical than Ever

Employment Law Newsflash: I-9 Compliance is More Critical than Ever

I-9 Compliance has never been more critical in light of President Trump’s focus on illegal immigration along the Southern border. In his recent Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, President Trump has directed all federal agencies to employ all lawful means to ensure the execution of the immigration laws against all removable aliens.

To further this goal, the President has included provisions which will allow the Secretary of Hom [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana M. Valdez ranked among the Top 12 Litigation Attorneys in El Paso, TX for 2017

Diana M. Valdez ranked among the Top 12 Litigation Attorneys in El Paso, TX for 2017

Diana M. Valdez ranked among the Top 12 Litigation Attorneys in El Paso, TX for 2017 by Expertise.Com. Please click here to visit the rankings page - https://www.expertise.com/tx/el-paso/litigation-attorneys.


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Published: New and Improved USCIS Form I-9 for 2017

Published: New and Improved USCIS Form I-9 for 2017

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I-9 Compliance is More Critical than Ever

I-9 Compliance has never been more critical in light of President Trump’s focus on illegal immigration and efforts to identify individuals who are legally residing in the United States.  In his recent Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United Stat [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - New Form I-9 to be Published Soon/ Current Form I-9 Valid Until January 21, 2017

New Form I-9 to be Published Soon/ Current Form I-9 Valid Until January 21, 2017

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a revised I-9 Form that will be published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by no later than November 22, 2016 for employer use. In the meantime, employers may continue using the current version of the Form I-9 (with the revision date of 03/08/2013) until January 21, 2017. After that date, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid.

We will continue to keep y [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana M. Valdez selected as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2016

Diana M. Valdez selected as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2016

Diana M. Valdez has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Diana M. Valdez selected as recipient for Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Award and Bob Black Bar Leaders Award

Diana M. Valdez selected as recipient for Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Award and Bob Black Bar Leaders Award

Diana M. Valdez, attorney at the Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez, PLLC, was awarded the Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Award and Bob Black Bar Leaders Award by the Texas Tech School of Law on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Texas Tech School of Law Alumni Reception held in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.

The Hershell L. Barnes award recognizes outstanding alumni who have served as goodwill ambassadors through a combination of actions and efforts that demon [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Sweeping changes to overtime rules are finally here

Sweeping changes to overtime rules are finally here

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") has published the final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") overtime regulations. The final rule provides for significant changes that will have a major impact on overtime entitlement to millions of workers nationwide who would not otherwise qualify for overtime under the existing "white-collar" exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees and certain highly compensa [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - In-House Seminar: What Employers Need to Know About the Department of Labor's Changes to the Overtime Rules

In-House Seminar: What Employers Need to Know About the Department of Labor's Changes to the Overtime Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently issued final rule implementing major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") overtime regulations, which will take effect on December 1, 2016. The new rules provide for some significant changes that could have a major impact on overtime entitlement to millions of workers who would not otherwise qualify for overtime under the current "white-collar" exemptions for executive, administrative and pr [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - Status of New Form I-9

Status of New Form I-9

Please be advised that the current version of the I-9 form is set to expire on March 31, 2016. However the Department of Homeland Security-- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is still in the process of finalizing a new version of the form and has extended the deadline for the public to provide comments to their proposed changes to the Form I-9 until April 27, 2016. For a detailed summary of the proposed changes, please visit: [read more]


The Law Office of Diana Macias Valdez - DEALING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE

DEALING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE

DEALING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE

"TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET"

FEBRUARY 05, 2016
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

This course is designed to provide meaningful and comprehensive guidance to assist Employers in handling social media issues and establishing effective social media policies.

Location: 5845 Cromo Drive, Suite One, El Paso, [read more]


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